NIPSCO to upgrade electrical transmission

A project to upgrade NIPSCO’s electrical generation capacity in northwest La Porte COunty will get underway Monday, and is expected to be completed by May 2020.

MICHIGAN CITY — NIPSCO on Friday announced the first phase of a long-term project to upgrade portions of its electric transmission system in northwest La Porte County, beginning in Michigan City, to support future system reliability for customers.

The upgrade includes retiring 52 existing electric transmission lattice towers and converting them to steel monopole towers, installing nine miles of new electric transmission line within existing pathways, and new energy conductors to provide greater capacity to the system, according to NIPSCO.

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